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Japan Group Buys Stake in Taiwan Offshore Wind

has great potential not only in Taiwan but also in other parts of the world, and contribute to the realization of a low-carbon society through the development of renewable energy businesses.Yunlin, eight kilometres off the southwest coast of Taiwan, will be completed in two phases next year and in 2021. Siemens Gamesa with its 8MW turbines was awarded the turbine order for the wind farm in 2018.WPD head of M&A Helge Rau said: “With the acquisition of the consortium around Sojitz as a co-investor we could achieve another important milestone for the project securing the equity financing of the

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Prysmian to Supply Cables for French Floating Wind Farm

Large (PGL) floating offshore wind farm project in South France.The system will includes 3 km of submarine dynamic inter-array cables and 19 km of export cables for a total of 22 km, in addition to the land cables for a route of 9 km, Prysmian said. The 25 MW floating wind farm will include three Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW wind turbines installed on float systems in the so-called Faraman zone, 17 km off the coast. Commissioning is scheduled in 2021.All submarine cables for the project will be produced in the manufacturer’s centers of excellence in Drammen, Norway and Vilanova, Spain, while the

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DOF Subsea Tallies Multiple Contracts

has been awarded a contract by the Norwegian Mapping Authority regarding hydrographic services for the MAREANO 2019 program. The specialized survey and IMR vessel Geograph will be deployed on the project that is expected to last until late fall.DOF Subsea said it has also been awarded a contract by Siemens on the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Project in the North Sea. The contract will utilize the CSV Skandi Constructor and ensures deployment for the vessel until the summer.In addition, DOF Subsea revealed it has been awarded several contracts in the Asia Pacific region, utilizing Skandi Singapore and

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Proserv Names Erntsen as CTO

innovation, and its application, providing leading edge solutions for global customers.Erntsen  holds an MSc in engineering and ICT, which he gained at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and he commenced his career in research and development (R&D) with German conglomerate Siemens. He has also worked for SICOM as a senior software developer and development manager.Speaking after his promotion, Erntsen said, “One of my key goals is to work with our team to see more innovative prototypes emerge in the commercial market as products that can really make a difference to

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Siemens Gamesa Launches First 10MW Offshore Turbine

Spanish offshore industry player Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has unveiled a giant new 10+ MW wind turbine it claims will boost yields by 30 per cent, paving the way for a new generation of super-charged offshore wind farms.The turbine maker said in a press release that the new SG 10.0-193 DD is set to hit the market in 2022.Based on the experience of its previous generations, the newest wind turbine in the SGRE offshore product portfolio builds on proven technology for maximum energy yield at all wind speeds. It offers the same reliability while improving profitability and reducing risk for

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Offshore Wind Market Expected to Reach $50 bln by 2023

such as U.S and Canada, where there has been a substantial investment towards the growth of non-conventional electricity generation. These factors will drive the market for offshore wind market in North American region during the forecast period.The key players of global offshore wind market are Siemens AG (Germany), Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Denmark), General Electric Company (U.S), Senvion SA (Germany), Areva (France), Clipper Windpower, LLC (U.S), ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Sinovel Wind (Group) Co., Ltd. (China), Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (South Korea), Suzlon (India), A2SEA (Denmark)

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Hornsea One Export Cable Installation Completed

the manual handling and risk of damaging the cable and increases the vessel’s workability.The 1.2GW capacity Hornsea One, a 50/50 joint venture between Ørsted A/S and Global Infrastructure Partners, is a record-setting project in more ways than one. When fully operational in 2020, its 174 Siemens 7MW turbines will generate enough clean electricity for well over one million homes. The electricity generated out at sea will pass through one of three offshore substations, before being carried by three high voltage subsea export cables (245kV), via the reactive compensation station, to shore

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Aker Solutions, Siemens Join Forces To Strengthen Digital Offerings

Norway's Aker Solutions has forged an alliance with the German technology giant Siemens to further develop digital offerings in engineering, operations and services.The global engineering company based in Oslo said that the collaboration focuses on the creation of software applications and joint service offerings including the development of industrial digital twins that will drive efficiency throughout the entire plant lifecycle.In addition, the companies will further develop specific offerings for the oil and gas sector based on Siemens' Comos engineering platform. These solutions will help

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Siemens Gamesa Firms Belgian Offshore Wind Project

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) received the order for the 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium from customer Seamade NV.The wind turbines and services provider said that it includes supply and commissioning of 58 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine and a 17-year Service agreement. The project consists of the two combined sites: Seastar, a 252 MW offshore wind power plant with 30 SG 8.0-167 wind turbines and Mermaid, a 235 MW offshore wind power plant with 28 SG 8.0-167 wind turbines.SeaMade NV is a partnership formed of the Otary

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Engie Gets Green Light for Offshore Wind Projects in France

lender Caisse des Depots, will proceed with the calls to tender after it obtained the final authorization from the government on Monday.A spokesman said the wind farms are expected to be operational by 2021.The farms are in an 83 square kilometers zone, and they will have 62 turbines manufactured by Siemens Gamesa Renewable and will produce 1,900 megawatt hour of electricity per year, which represents electricity consumed by around 790,000 people.Engie said the Yeu and Noirmoutier projects, together with the Dieppe project which was confirmed in June, will give it a combined capacity of around 1 GW

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UFRJ Nautilus: A Brazilian AUV Project

worked hard to return in 2018. RoboSub has existed for more than 20 years and is the main international academic competition for AUVs, Since 1997. The competition takes place annually in San Diego. It attracts a global participation, also attracting large companies such as Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Siemens, General Atomics, MathWork, Teledyne, SolidWorks, BlueRobotics, among others, as well as the U.S. Navy. In this way, competition becomes a networking space between young engineers and specialists. “If we want to develop our skills as a team and as innovative national agents, we consider our

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